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Tony

Huntington Beach, CA

#3457 Jan 10, 2013
Be decent!

Link...

http://youtu.be/si55h9-MP_4

Salute,

Tony V.
Tony

Huntington Beach, CA

#3458 Jan 11, 2013
The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Romans 13:9

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#3459 Jan 11, 2013
albtraum wrote:
I've not seen anything to compare, but if this planet was created by a deity through the process of evolution then it would be understandable why dinosaurs, ice ages, etc. were never mentioned. The bible starts with the first upright(?) male and female. I'm not even sure of that as the bible does not state whether or not their knuckles still dragged the ground.
You're talking about Genesis, which is not a book about the earth or a book of science. It's a generational book, starting with Adam.
Paintings are the vision of the particular artist, how else would we get a blondish, blue eyed hebrew? The once I see of Adam and Eve are fair skinned people also, let's not forget the flowing white bearded god. Whoever said that "man created god in his image" was correct in this respect.
LOL, that's silly.

You think a painting is a real depiction?

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#3460 Jan 11, 2013
albtraum wrote:
<quoted text>
It won't take nearly 1.8 million years, people DO convert to Christianity but not at the rate you think. The decline in religion has several branches of theism concerned:
http://ncronline.org/books/2012/09/more-take-...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secularization
http://www.tomorrowsworld.org/magazines/2012/...
Christianity is rising faster than the worlds population is....

"The increase in the Christian population was at a slightly higher rate than that of the world population, 1.3 percent per year, when the total world population increased by 1.2 percent per year. "

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_popu...
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#3462 Jan 11, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Christianity is rising faster than the worlds population is....
"The increase in the Christian population was at a slightly higher rate than that of the world population, 1.3 percent per year, when the total world population increased by 1.2 percent per year. "
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_popu...
Home > Spiritual Warfare > The Religion Of The Future? Christianity On The Decline In America
The Religion Of The Future? Christianity On The Decline In America
Monday, March 09, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
The new American Religious Identification Survey shows that most religions in the United States are losing members rapidly. According to the survey, the percentage of Americans who call themselves Christians has dropped more than 11% since 1990. The survey reports that Catholics, Baptists and other mainline Protestants have seen large drops in numbers.

The number of Americans who claim no religion at all is now 15%, which is up from 8% in 1990. Islam, Wicca and eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism also show large gains.

But even those who still call themselves Christians do not necessarily hold to traditional Christian beliefs any longer. Two other recent surveys show that the majority of American Christians believe that accepting Jesus Christ as savior is NOT the only way to eternal life.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#3463 Jan 11, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Christianity is rising faster than the worlds population is....
"The increase in the Christian population was at a slightly higher rate than that of the world population, 1.3 percent per year, when the total world population increased by 1.2 percent per year. "
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_popu...
How Will The Shocking Decline Of Christianity In America Affect The Future Of This Nation?
By Michael, on January 18th, 2012
Is Christianity in decline in America? When you examine the cold, hard numbers it is simply not possible to come to any other conclusion. Over the past few decades, the percentage of Christians in America has been steadily declining. This has especially been true among young people. As you will see later in this article, there has been a mass exodus of teens and young adults out of U.S. churches. In addition, what “Christianity” means to American Christians today is often far different from what “Christianity” meant to their parents and their grandparents. Millions upon millions of Christians in the United States simply do not believe many of the fundamental principles of the Christian faith any longer. Without a doubt, America is becoming a less “Christian” nation. This has staggering implications for the future of this country. The United States was founded primarily by Christians that were seeking to escape religious persecution. For those early settlers, the Christian faith was the very center of their lives, and it deeply affected the laws that they made and the governmental structures that they established. So what is the future of America going to look like if we totally reject the principles that this nation was founded on?
andet1987

Chicago, IL

#3465 Jan 11, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>
How Will The Shocking Decline Of Christianity In America Affect The Future Of This Nation?
By Michael, on January 18th, 2012
Is Christianity in decline in America? When you examine the cold, hard numbers it is simply not possible to come to any other conclusion. Over the past few decades, the percentage of Christians in America has been steadily declining. This has especially been true among young people. As you will see later in this article, there has been a mass exodus of teens and young adults out of U.S. churches. In addition, what “Christianity” means to American Christians today is often far different from what “Christianity” meant to their parents and their grandparents. Millions upon millions of Christians in the United States simply do not believe many of the fundamental principles of the Christian faith any longer. Without a doubt, America is becoming a less “Christian” nation. This has staggering implications for the future of this country. The United States was founded primarily by Christians that were seeking to escape religious persecution. For those early settlers, the Christian faith was the very center of their lives, and it deeply affected the laws that they made and the governmental structures that they established. So what is the future of America going to look like if we totally reject the principles that this nation was founded on?
no, that only means that some younger generations are not embracing Christiany. they have not been real Christians from the beginning. that means there has been no departure or mass exodus. the true Christians are still Christians. if you are not a real Christians you can not depart from Christianity.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3466 Jan 11, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
You're talking about Genesis, which is not a book about the earth or a book of science. It's a generational book, starting with Adam.
<quoted text>
LOL, that's silly.
You think a painting is a real depiction?
1. Precisely, Adam and Eve.

2. Many people do.....I nearly laughed my arse off at a preacher who was ranting about long hair and beards....guess which picture of a long haired, bearded hippie type was on the wall right behind him?

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3467 Jan 11, 2013
andet1987 wrote:
<quoted text>
no, that only means that some younger generations are not embracing Christiany. they have not been real Christians from the beginning. that means there has been no departure or mass exodus. the true Christians are still Christians. if you are not a real Christians you can not depart from Christianity.
No true Scottsman Fallacy.

Epic Fail.
andet1987

Chicago, IL

#3468 Jan 11, 2013
albtraum wrote:
<quoted text>
No true Scottsman Fallacy.
Epic Fail.
you are not a true Christian either. look at your picture. looks like a wh***ore.

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#3470 Jan 12, 2013
andet1987 wrote:
<quoted text>
no, that only means that some younger generations are not embracing Christiany. they have not been real Christians from the beginning. that means there has been no departure or mass exodus. the true Christians are still Christians. if you are not a real Christians you can not depart from Christianity.
Yes, "real" Christians DIE every day...and are not being replaced by younger ones.
Face it, your numbers are decreasing.

Someday belief in imaginary parental figures/friends will be a thing of the past and Sanity will rule.
andet1987

Chicago, IL

#3472 Jan 12, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, "real" Christians DIE every day...and are not being replaced by younger ones.
Face it, your numbers are decreasing.
Someday belief in imaginary parental figures/friends will be a thing of the past and Sanity will rule.
Christians are not as horny as the Muslims. Muslims even rape my arse.
andet1987

Chicago, IL

#3473 Jan 12, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, "real" Christians DIE every day...and are not being replaced by younger ones.
Face it, your numbers are decreasing.
Someday belief in imaginary parental figures/friends will be a thing of the past and Sanity will rule.
two words

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GNKcJP7dZ6A/SOHLnWi...
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#3474 Jan 12, 2013
andet1987 wrote:
<quoted text>
no, that only means that some younger generations are not embracing Christiany. they have not been real Christians from the beginning. that means there has been no departure or mass exodus. the true Christians are still Christians. if you are not a real Christians you can not depart from Christianity.
No, it means that younger people refuse to buy into the ridiculous scare tactics of Christianity. They look at the premiss behind Christianity and realize how truly insane the doctrine really is. There may be a lot wrong with the younger generation, but I give them credit for seeing the pathetic belief that Christianity really is, and rejecting it.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#3475 Jan 12, 2013
andet1987 wrote:
Ahhh, the "prince of peace" the humble teacher of humility and love, the mild one who preached "love thy neighbor" and is the heart of the Christian doctrine.........Yeah, this is a much better depiction of what he really was. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3476 Jan 12, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>Ahhh, the "prince of peace" the humble teacher of humility and love, the mild one who preached "love thy neighbor" and is the heart of the Christian doctrine.........Yeah, this is a much better depiction of what he really was. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!
Ummmm....this is his example of 'true xtianity'??? Yes, he's closer than he realizes.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#3477 Jan 12, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>
How Will The Shocking Decline Of Christianity In America Affect The Future Of This Nation?
By Michael, on January 18th, 2012
Is Christianity in decline in America? When you examine the cold, hard numbers it is simply not possible to come to any other conclusion. Over the past few decades, the percentage of Christians in America has been steadily declining. This has especially been true among young people. As you will see later in this article, there has been a mass exodus of teens and young adults out of U.S. churches. In addition, what “Christianity” means to American Christians today is often far different from what “Christianity” meant to their parents and their grandparents. Millions upon millions of Christians in the United States simply do not believe many of the fundamental principles of the Christian faith any longer. Without a doubt, America is becoming a less “Christian” nation. This has staggering implications for the future of this country. The United States was founded primarily by Christians that were seeking to escape religious persecution. For those early settlers, the Christian faith was the very center of their lives, and it deeply affected the laws that they made and the governmental structures that they established. So what is the future of America going to look like if we totally reject the principles that this nation was founded on?
So the kids don't believe (according to your post).

Why is that?

And how about answering the last question.

So what is the future of America going to look like if we totally reject the principles that this nation was founded on?

You may not like the answer....

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#3478 Jan 12, 2013
albtraum wrote:
2. Many people do.....I nearly laughed my arse off at a preacher who was ranting about long hair and beards....guess which picture of a long haired, bearded hippie type was on the wall right behind him?
Ringo?

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#3479 Jan 12, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, "real" Christians DIE every day...and are not being replaced by younger ones.
Face it, your numbers are decreasing.
Someday belief in imaginary parental figures/friends will be a thing of the past and Sanity will rule.
Who is Sanity?

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#3480 Jan 12, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>No, it means that younger people refuse to buy into the ridiculous scare tactics of Christianity. They look at the premiss behind Christianity and realize how truly insane the doctrine really is. There may be a lot wrong with the younger generation, but I give them credit for seeing the pathetic belief that Christianity really is, and rejecting it.
I think one of the biggest problems with the younger generation is that the majority of them don't believe in Jesus.

That's why they have no morals anymore. That's why teen pregnancy is higher than ever. That's why teen suicide is higher than ever. That's why there are more "gays" now than ever.

There IS a correlation between kids today & kids a few generations ago and their attitudes.

It's not looking good.

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